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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
ALTANA more than doubles production capacity for BYK additives in the U.S.

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA announced today the grand opening of its BYK USA Inc. expanded facility in Wallingford, Connecticut. With this state of the art plant, BYK more than doubles production capacity in the U.S. and increases worldwide supply chain security for its additives. The expansion project represents a $50 Million investment...

Company name: Altana
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Ferro's INNOVEX (FR) Gains Recognition in Blowing Agents & Foaming Processes 2014 Innovation Awards

Ferro Engineered Polymer Products' INNOVEX Flame Retardant (FR) novel foam enhancement technology was the runner-up winner in the Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes Innovation Awards, which were announced at the international Blowing Agents & Foaming Processes 2014 conference, held May 13-14, in Vienna, Austria.Smithers Rapra, which organized the...

Company name: Ferro Corporation
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
Kaiser Permanente Pledges To Stop Buying Flame-Retardant Furniture

The push to rid our bodies and the environment of toxic flame retardants just got a powerful boost from a major health care system, according to experts.Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. nonprofit health management organization, announced Tuesday it will stop buying furniture treated with the chemicals, still common in homes, offices and child...

Company name: Kaiser Permanente
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
BASF to increase prices for Butanediol and Derivatives in North America

Effective July 1, 2014 or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing its list and off-list prices in North America for the following grades of Butanediol and Derivatives by $0.05/lb. ■ 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) ■ N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) ■ N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) ...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> SOY BASED POLYOLS
USB Confirms Soy-based Polyols as Reliable Alternate to Conventional Polyurethane Feedstock

As corporate sustainability efforts continue to rise - along with petrochemical prices - manufacturers are increasingly searching for alternative polyurethane feedstocks.To fill the need, the United Soybean Board (USB) supports research, testing and development of products containing soy-based polyols. Soybean polyols offer equal or better...

Company name: United Soybean Board
Published On: Monday June 02nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Rapid-cure epoxies and polyurethanes

The big news on the Dow (Schwalbach, Germany and Midland, Mich.) stand at JEC Europe 2014 was Dow Automotive's new, trademarked VORAFORCE 5300 epoxy resin family, capable of 90 second cycle times in automotive composite fabrication. The resin's extremely low viscosity (15 mPa/s) reportedly gives it good "persistent flow" throughout the preform and...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
CASE
Sustainability Takes on Key Role in the Automotive Industry

Within the automotive industry, increased use of lightweight technologies and sustainable products has become a key developmental aim coupled with the ever-present desire for more efficient production processes. Consequently, innovative solutions involving adhesives, sealants and functional coatings are also attracting increasing attention....

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
European Coatings JOURNAL‘s June issue out now

Funny, what associations come to my mind sometimes: whenever I deal with anti-corrosive coatings, the 1980s song This corrosion by The Sisters of Mercy, an almost forgotten UK band, comes to my mind. The dramatic church choir-like song parts and the metallic beats give me a feeling of how corrosion could sound. And I've discovered a lot of...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Advanced Floor Coatings, Inc. Announces the Launch of Their Newly Designed Website

Advanced Floor Coatings, Inc., an Ohio based company that provides commercial and industrial high performance coating systems, has recently launched a brand new and user friendly website that is optimized for users on all manner of devices and platforms. The new website loads smoothly and provides pertinent information whether the website visitor...

Company name: Advanced Floor Coatings
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> IN-MOULD COATING
In Mould Coating: IMC coating for open process

The In Mould Coating (IMC) process is a specially developed process where plastic components are coated in the tool via so-called negative moulds during production.The subsequent time-intensive, cost-intensive and often laborious coating of the manufactured components can be omitted with the aid of this process. The EFDEDUR-IN-MOULD-COAT UR1455 is...

Company name: FreiLacke
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
New BASF powder coating provides protection from graffiti and stickers

Graffiti, lettering and stickers can turn public property into eyesores. To fight this problem, BASF's Coatings division has developed the RELEST Powder PUR Anti-Sticker coating. The product's anti-stick surface prevents soiling and reduces cleaning costs. It was specially developed for coating light poles, traffic signal poles and circuit breaker...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol to Showcase Two Innovative New Products at the MD&M East Conference

The Lubrizol Corporation's LifeScience Polymers business announces today that it will participate in the MD&M East Conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, June 10-12, 2014. The company's booth (#1821) will highlight two product introductions for 2014: a line of Tecothane(TM) flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethanes...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Monday June 02nd, 2014

 
PolyOne Expands Healthcare Portfolio with Biomerics' Specialty Medical Solutions

PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that Biomerics has chosen PolyOne Distribution as the exclusive distributor for its Quadrathane™, Quadraflex™, and Quadraplast™ medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America.Biomerics' Quadra biomaterials are an...

Company name: PolyOne
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
GMA Brand Receives Accolades and Recognitions Globally

Our GMA brand has accomplished world-wide recognition today from customers all over the globe for its excellence in equipments design and reliability!We are proud to be one of the companies carrying the Singapore brand that has successfully penetrated into many markets globally. Our efforts have been endorsed and recognized by our government trades...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Rim Polymers will be exhibiting at the UTech Asia

Leading global high-end polyurethane (PU) equipment & plant manufacturer, Rim Polymers Industries Pte Ltd will be exhibiting at the UTECH Asia (Booth N2-112) held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai from 3-5 September 2014.At this exhibition, Rim Polymers will showcase a range of automotive interior parts which were made with...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> PRODUCTION
Bayer MaterialScience successful with global efficiency system: Significantly lower energy...

Bayer MaterialScience, a leading materials manufacturer, will in the future need far less energy for the majority of its global production. This is being made possible by a home-grown energy management system. Its introduction has now been completed. It enables the individual consumption of the production plants to be optimally controlled and...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Construction Market Growth Generates Spike for Spray Foam Demand

The growing demand from construction industry coupled with supporting government regulations is expected to drive the global market for spray polyurethane foam from 2013 to 2019. In addition, bio based spray polyurethane foam is expected to flourish in the coming years. However, volatile raw material prices and occupational health hazards...

Company name: Reportlinker.com
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Polyurethane technology from Dow that improves energy consumption of refrigerators was selected as...

Led by the Dow Polyurethanes R&D team in Italy in partnership with Cannon Group companies, Afros and Crios, as well as Federchimica, and co-funded by the European Community, the project ENERG-ICE was selected as one of the six "Best of the Best" Environment and Information projects 2013 within the LIFE Environmental Program of the European...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Sudostschweiz Presse adds PUR from Muller Martini

PUR is all but indispensable for high-quality softcover products today, which is why perfect binding lines set up for hotmelt are often retrofitted with PUR, just like the Pantera from Muller Martini at Sudostschweiz Presse und Print AG in the Swiss city of Chur.Since only hotmelt production was possible on the Starbinder from Muller Martini,...

Company name: Müller Martini
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Flint Group Introduces rotec High Speed Sleeve in North America

Flint Group Flexographic Products introduces a revolutionary new rotec High Speed Sleeve developed with a specialized design for high speed press performance into the North American market. The exclusive composition of the rotec High Speed Sleeve greatly reduces bounce-induced skipping while simultaneously allowing for a significant increase in...

Company name: Flint Group
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> SCREENS
Screening Consultancy and Supplies the Best of British for Over 20 Years

Screening Consultancy and Supplies (SCS) is celebrating over 20 years in business and has become one of the market leaders in rubber and polyurethane synthetic screen media. The entire screen media range supplied by SCS being manufactured in Britain. Speed to market and exemplary customer service having always been the goals of the company.Due to...

Company name: Screening Consultancy and Supplies
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> TOOLING AND MODELING BOARDS
General Plastics' FST Composite Core Foam Series to Make North American Debut at SAMPE Seattle 2014,...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will display its fire/smoke/toxicity (FST)-compliant polyurethane foam cores to North American materials engineers and designers at the SAMPE Seattle 2014 conference and exhibition. General Plastics will present its new LAST-A-FOAM FST rigid polyurethane foam composite core products, as well as its...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Monday June 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Rydell distributes specially coated industrial timing belts

Rydell Industrial (Belting) Co can supply a wide variety of specially coated polyurethane (PU) and rubber timing belts.Specially coated timing and flat belts are used in a wide variety of industries and applications such as wood processing; glass processing; stone processing; paper processing; labelling, packaging, pharmaceutical and cosmetic...

Company name: Rydell
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Huntsman helps ARA set up new production line in Portugal

Footwear production in Europe is going from strength to strength according to Huntsman, which today announced details of a pre-production development project with German fashion footwear manufacturer ara. The initiative is - according to Huntsman - indicative of a general return to footwear manufacturing across the continent. Ahead of the opening...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
LANXESS: High-tech products for sports

Faster, better, stronger: Brazil will once again be alive with action from June 12 to July 13. At the soccer event 2014, it's all about peak performance. 32 nations will be competing in this world-class event. Like everywhere else in the world, the people at LANXESS in Cologne, Germany, will have their eyes on Brazil when the time comes again for...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
UTECH Keynote Presents Value of Polyurethane Chemistry to the World

Visitors to the UTECH North America 2014 conference and exhibition were treated to a keynote speech by Mark Bassett, Dow's global vice president of Polyurethanes. His presentation titled A World of Change, a World of Opportunity, framed the value of polyurethane chemistry to society over an 80-year span. Starting with its discovery by Otto Bayer in...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
Polyurethane Industry Comes Together In North Carolina

The polyurethanes industry has gathered in North Carolina for the 2014 UTECH North America Conference & Trade Show, and SprayFoam.com is on site covering the action. Regarded as one of the premier events for the polyurethanes industry, the conference provides a forum for specialists in numerous polyurethane fields to share their knowledge of their...

Company name: UTECH North America
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
Subscription to shares of PCC Rokita starts

On 5 June 2014 the subscription for individual investors to shares of the Company PCC Rokita, the biggest producer of polyols in Central-Eastern Europe and the significant producer of chlorine-alkali. The subscription to shares of PCC Rokita in Individual Tranche will be available in Customer Service Points of Dom Maklerski BDM and through Internet...

Company name: PCC Rokita
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
Petro Rabigh anticipates higher cost for second phase expansion project

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) expects its phase two expansion in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, to cost USD 8.5-billion, up from earlier cost projections of USD 7-billion.In notifying the Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange) of the increased cost, Petro Rabigh, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, did not identify the reason...

Company name: PetroRabigh
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
A. Schulman to acquire Ferro's plastics unit

A. Schulman, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a selected majority of the assets of the Specialty Plastics business segment from Ferro Corporation for $91 million in cash. The purchase agreement includes four facilities located in the United States as well as operations in Spain. Subject to the satisfaction of...

Company name: A Schulman
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Reichhold Brazil update

On May 22 of this year, the Brazilian antitrust enforcement agency publicly announced that it had conducted searches at several resin manufacturers in connection with an investigation of potential anticompetitive activities. There was no search at Reichhold's operations in Brazil.In June of 2013, Reichhold's headquarters in Durham became aware of...

Company name: Reichhold
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Vitafoam in Urgent Need of Equity Funding

Vitafoam has recorded impressive results over the years. However, its bottom line is now being threatened by high financing charges, indicating an urgent need for equity funding, writes Goddy EgeneVitafoam Nigeria Plc is not only a household name but also a leader in the foam manufacturing industry. The company has become Nigeria's most prominent...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
Polyiso Industry Praises President Obama’s Proposal for Historic Reduction in U.S. Carbon Emissions

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft proposal under Section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act calling for greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 30 percent by 2030. The new rule is geared to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants across the United States by providing states with a flexible menu...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
INEOS Enterprises closes acquisition of Sasol Solvents Germany

INEOS Enterprises, a part of INEOS, has completed its acquisition of solvent manufacturer Sasol Solvents Germany.The deal received clearance from the European Commission (EC) in May 2014 and includes production facilities in Germany, based in Moers and Herne.In December 2013, INEOS Enterprises entered into an agreement to purchase Sasol Solvents...

Company name: Ineos
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
Perstorp invests in increased polyol capacity by acquiring Chemko's penta business

Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announces the acquisition of the pentaerythritol, penta, and calcium formate businesses from Chemko a.s. Stražske, a Slovakian chemicals producer. The transaction is part of Perstorp's ambitious investment plan to increase polyol capacity.Perstorp has signed an agreement with Chemko a.s....

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
EU Ecolabel for furniture - Update

A meeting between member state representatives and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre on the development of a new Ecolabel for furniture took place on 15 May 2014.Europur was represented as an observer organisation. As regards the criteria for polyurethane foam, the Joint Research Centre is proposing to take over the same criteria and...

Company name: Ecolabel
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
Univar Announces Joint Venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers

Univar Inc., a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, announced today a joint venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers, a major player in chemicals and other industries based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will be a full distribution business headquartered in the country's Eastern Province.The joint...

Company name: Univar
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
BASF completes divestiture of PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P.

BASF has successfully closed the previously announced transaction to divest its PolyAd Services business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Edgewater Capital Partners intends to further grow PolyAd Services building on the expertise of the team.BASF will move forward with increasing focus on...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday June 03rd, 2014

 
Polyurethane Manufacturers Association Extends Support for the UTECH North America Conf.

The Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA), the industry organization dedicated to advancing cast polyurethane technology has confirmed its support for the UTECH North America conference and exhibition taking place June 4-5th 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA.The independent UTECH North America event connects suppliers...

Company name: The Polyurethane Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday June 02nd, 2014

 
PEOPLE
A new General Manager for Automata

Giorgio is an Electronic Engineer graduated at the University of Bologna in Italy; after a few Italian experiences in the industrial automation field holding both technical and managing positions with increasing responsibility, he has lately held an executive role in an important German subsidiary of an Italian firm, that under his leadership has...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Sunday June 08th, 2014

 
Air-Tite Insulation announces new Sales & Operations VP and moves to new facility to support...

Licensed Icynene spray foam insulation services contractor, Air-Tite Insulation Ltd, today announced that Rob Simpson joins the organization as Vice President of Sales and Operations to help drive business growth across Ontario. Mr. Simpson will also be responsible for expanding the insulation services organization's business into new markets...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Shakti Mukerjee, Ph.D. to Present at 2014 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Resinate Materials Group, a specialty polyurethane dispersion technology company, is pleased to announce that Shakti Mukerjee, Ph.D., Director of Product Development, will present at the 18th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Dr. Mukerjee's presentation, titled Creating Highly Functional Polyurethane Dispersions with Recycled Raw...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
PMC's Strong Growth Continues with New Hire

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is pleased to welcome Murphy Mahaffey to their staff as Director of International Sales. This position will serve a critical role on their team, contributing to PMC's ongoing growth and successful international expansion. As Director of International Sales for PMC, Murphy will have responsibility for...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Wednesday June 04th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Spray Foam Coalition Comments on California's Final "Priority Products List" Workshop - 2

he California Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) Safer Consumer Products Program held its final public workshop yesterday in Los Angeles on the initial Priority Products list before the official rulemaking process begins later this year. The Spray Foam Coalition, a self-funded group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), released the...

Company name: The Spray Foam Coalition
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
Premium Spray Products hits home run with worker health and safety program

The American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is proud to recognize Premium Spray Products for achieving a key worker safety milestone.Premium Spray Products - a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications - has achieved 100 percent employee completion...

Company name: Premium Spray Products
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Esters with antimicrobial, bioresistant and fungal resistant properties

A bromine/nitro moiety linked into the backbone of an ester or other compound over a wide range of occurrence rates provides antimicrobial, bio-resistant and fungal resistant properties for metal working fluids (MWF)s and other coatings. The moiety can be have the bromo and nitro groups linked to the same or different carbon atoms. The present...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyol composition for rigid polyurethane foam and production method for rigid polyurethane foam

A polyol composition for a rigid polyurethane foam, which comprises polyol compounds, and water as a blowing agent, and which is mixed with a polyisocyanate component to react therewith, and thereby forming the rigid polyurethane foam, wherein the polyol compounds comprise a polyether polyol (A) which is a polymer made from an alkylene oxide and...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Preparation of polyisocyanates having isocyanurate groups and their use

The present invention relates to a novel process for preparing polyisocyanates having isocyanurate groups by a partial trimerization of (cyclo)aliphatic diisocyanates in the presence of at least one trimerization catalyst from the group of ammonium salts of lactames and to the use of the thus obtainable polyisocyanates having isocyanurate groups as...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyester-polyurethane hybrid resin molding compositions comprising polyurethane with units derived...

A hybrid resin composition is described, the composition comprising: A. An A part composition comprising an aliphatic polyfunctional isocyanate compound and a free radical polymerization initiator; and B. A B part composition comprising an ethylenically unsaturated, substantially water-free polyester polyol and a polyurethane catalyst. The A part...

Company name: CCP Composites
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet recording ink set, ink cartridge, and inkjet recording apparatus

An inkjet recording ink set containing at least a black pigment ink and a color pigment ink which has a color selected from one or more colors, wherein the black pigment ink contains a first anionic self-emulsifying ether polyurethane resin having an acid value of 65 mgKOH/g to 85 mgKOH/g, and the at least one color pigment ink of every color...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> TWO-COMPONENTS
Two part hybrid adhesive

Provided are two part hybrid adhesives that comprise an organoborane amine complex, a polyamine, a component polymerizable by free radical polymerization, and a polyisocyanate component. An isocyanate terminated prepolymer can advantageously be used in the practice of the invention. The adhesive is particularly well suited for low surface energy...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polymerizable ionic liquid comprising multifunctional cation and antistatic coatings

A multifunctional polymerizable ionic liquid is described comprising an anion and a cationic group having at least two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups, each bonded to the cationic group via a divalent non-alkyl linking group. The multifunctional linking groups independently comprise a heteroatom such as oxygen or nitrogen. The...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material, insulated wire and method of making the same

A polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material, which is obtained by reacting an isocyanate component with an acid component, has a main solvent component of .gamma.-butyrolactone. In the coating material, a total compounding ratio of 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and trimellitic anhydride (TMA) is 85 to 98 mol %, where the total...

Company name: Hitachi Metal
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> ELECTRODEPOSITABLE COATINGS
Coating composition and method for forming coating film using same

A cationic electrodeposition coating is provided having excellent covering power (clearance application properties), edge anticorrosion properties, and finish properties. The cationic electrodeposition coating composition comprises a specific amino-group-containing epoxy resin; blocked polyisocyanate obtained by reacting an active...

Company name: Nissan Motor
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Silane-containing moisture-curable tissue sealant

A tissue sealant that includes the reaction product of (a) a polyol; (b) a polyisocyanate; and (c) an alkoxy silane having the formula: (R.sup.1R.sup.2R.sup.3)--Si--CH.sub.2--Z where (i) Z is an --OH, --SH, --NCO, or --NHR.sup.4 group, where R.sup.4 is hydrogen, an alkyl group, or an aryl group; and (ii) each R.sup.1, R.sup.2, and R.sup.3,...

Company name: Cohera Medical
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> PERSONAL CARE
Foam compositions and articles including cyclodextrin crosslinked with polyurethane prepolymer and...

An odor-absorbing foam composition comprising a cyclodextrin crosslinked with a polyurethane prepolymer. In one embodiment, the foam includes a ratio of the cyclodextrin to the polyurethane prepolymer selected to result in formation of the foam. The odor-absorbing foam may be used in a personal care product or wound care. A process for preparing a...

Company name: Avery Dennison
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Composition for polyurethane foam, preparation for polyurethane foam, polymer polyol preparation for...

The present invention relates to a preparation for a polyurethane foam and a polymer polyol preparation for a polyurethane foam, each of which exhibits high coloration and discoloration inhibition properties over a long period of time when stored, and to a composition for a polyurethane foam, which is excellent in storage stability and is...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Foam-like materials and methods for producing same

Described herein are foam-like materials having substantially the same physical structure of polyurethane foams but with properties that can be tailored for a particular application. Methods of forming these foam-like materials are also described.

Company name: Allergan
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Energy absorbing body and energy absorbing body manufacturing method

An energy absorbing body includes: a first energy absorbing member (28A) that contains a rigid polyurethane foam (20A); a second energy absorbing member (20B) that contains a rigid polyurethane foam (28B) and that has different compressive stress compared to the first energy absorbing member (28A); and a partitioning member (20C) that contains a...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Isocyanate-based polymer foam composite with improved thermal insulation properties

This invention relates to rigid isocyanate-based polymer foam and composites thereof comprising a carbon black component comprising at least 50 weight percent of a fluorinated carbon black. Said foam having improved thermal properties, specifically, rigid polyurethane and/or polyisocyanurate foams for use in said insulation applications.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating system having long-term durability and chemical resistance

A highly durable coating composition particularly suited for use on printed articles requiring protection from exposure to the natural elements, chemical exposure, or abrasion. The coating composition generally comprises a fluoropolymer resin, an acrylic polyol resin and a melamine resin. Optionally, a polyisocyanate crosslinking agent may also be...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
Thermally conductive, corrosion resistant coatings

A thermally conductive, corrosion resistant coating composition for use as a substrate coating. The thermally conductive, corrosion resistant coating composition comprising a waterborne polyurethane polymer, and at least one additive. Other thermally conductive, corrosion resistant coating compositions also comprise thermally conductive particles.

Company name: Energyguard Atlantic
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea compound

A polyurea compound obtainable by reacting one or more polyisocyanates with one or more non-chiral mono-amines (I) and one or more chiral mono-amines (II) and co-precipitating the reaction products to form the polyurea compound, wherein 2-98 mole % of the mono-amines in the polyurea compound are chiral mono-amines. The invention also relates to the...

Company name: Nuplex Resins
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Vehicle member and manufacturing method therefor

Disclosed is a vehicle member that includes a molded body and a protective film disposed on a surface of the molded body and formed by curing of an active energy ray-curing composition. The active energy ray-curing composition contains an active energy ray-curing prepolymer (A) obtainable by a reaction of an acrylic-based prepolymer having a...

Company name: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Two-component waterborne polyurethane coatings

A polyaziridine introduced into a two-component waterborne polyurethane dispersion coating system increases the cure rate of a coating composition formed from the coating system.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Thermoplastic polyurethane interlayer

A composition including an isocyanate, a polyether polyol and a low molecular weight polyester polyol having a weight average molecular weight in a range of about 200 g/mol to about 1000 g/mol is disclosed. Films including the composition and interlayers including the film are also disclosed. Transparencies including the interlayer and methods of...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> EXTRUSION
Extrusion of polyurethane composite materials

Methods of extruding polyurethane composite materials are described. One method includes introducing at least one polyol and inorganic filler to a first conveying section of the extruder, transferring the at least one polyol and inorganic filler to a first mixing section of an extruder, mixing the at least one polyol and the inorganic filler in the...

Company name: Century-Board
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Process for producing aerogels or xerogels

A process for producing porous aerogels or xerogels includes a reaction of at least one polyfunctional isocyanate with an amine component. The amine component includes at least one polyfunctional substituted aromatic amine. The reaction is in the presence of a solvent and a catalyst. Aerogels and xerogels that can be obtained in this way can be...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having a low modulus HNP layer and a high modulus HNP layer

The present invention is directed to golf balls consisting of a dual-layer core and a cover. The core consists of a center having a center hardness of 50 Shore C or greater and formed from a low modulus HNP composition, and an outer core layer having a surface hardness of 75 Shore C or greater and formed from a high modulus HNP composition. Low...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Tube system

The present invention relates to a hose system, in particular for vehicle tires, having a hose (12) formed into a ring, comprising polyurethane and having an at least substantially constant wall thickness along the extent thereof, wherein the substantially constant value of the wall thickness is in the range between 0.1 mm and 0.4 mm.

Company name: Eclipse International
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for producing siloxane copolymers with urethane-sulphonamido linking groups

Readily emulsifyable silicone copolymers containing urethanesulfonamido linking groups are prepared by reacting a hydroxyl-functional organic polymer with a halo- or pseudohalo-sulfonyl isocyanate, and then reacting the halo- or pseudohalo-sulfonyl product with an organopolysiloxane bearing aminoalkyl groups, preferably in stoichiometric excess.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
Methods for carbon isotope labeling synthesis by transition metal-promoted carbonylation via...

Methods and reagents for transition metal-promoted carbonylation via isocyanate using carbon-isotope labeled carbon monoxide are provided. The resultant carbon-isotope labeled compounds are useful as radiopharmaceuticals, especially for use in Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Associated kits for PET studies are also provided.

Company name: GE Healthcare
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
RECYCLIBILITY
Closed-loop recycled polyurethane foam, methods of manufacture and products therefrom

The present disclosure relates to the production of molded products containing recycled content, and more particularly polyurethane foam which includes polyol recovered from chemical recycling of polyurethane foam scrap, which polyol has been treated to optimize viscosity and/or reactivity characteristics.

Company name: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
Published On: Thursday June 05th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Synthesis and Characterization of Monoallyl-End-Capped Diethylene Oxide-Based Polyurethane...

Diethylene glycol monoallyl ether (DGME) was synthesized by reaction of diethylene glycol with allyl chloride. Then, a novel non-ionic functional polyurethane surfactant (PUS) was synthesized by the polycondensation of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI) with polypropylene glycol (PPG-1000) and DGME. Next, a series of polyvinyl acetate (PVAc),...

Company name: Shahreza Branch of Islamic Azad University
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flexible Polyurethane Flammability Performance and Sustainability Technologies

Recently, flame retardants have been much maligned and the subject of what seems endless public debate. "Flexible Polyurethane Flammability Performance and Sustainability" provides a look at the recent development and evolution of flame retardants for flexible polyurethane from longstanding commodity products to newer products with improved...

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
NIST Develops DNA-Based Nanocomposite Biocoatings for Fire-Retarding Polyurethane Foam

What sounds like fixings for a wizard's potion-a dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA-actually are the ingredients of promising green fire retardants invented by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Applied to polyurethane foam, the bio-based coatings greatly reduced the flammability...

Company name: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Structure-property relationships in the development of bituminous foams from MDI based prepolymers

Stable bituminous foams based on diphenyl methane-4,4′ diisocyanate (MDI–isocyanate prepolymers) that combine bituminous membranes and polyurethane foams into one material are promising new materials. They are produced in a two-step process: firstly, a reactive modified bitumen is obtained by mixing a bitumen and a prepolymer, and, secondly,...

Company name: Universidad de Huelva
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Preparation and characterization of thermally conductive thermoplastic polyurethane/h-BN...

Polyurethane nanocomposites are versatile engineering polymers with unique properties. In this study, nano hexagonal boron nitride containing thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers were prepared via melt blending and hot-pressing techniques. The nanocomposites were characterized using Fourier transform infrared, differential scanning calorimetry,...

Company name: Marmara University
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
Thermoplastic polyurethane/polypropylene blends based on novel vane extruder: A study of morphology...

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polypropylene (PP) blends of different weight ratios were prepared with a self-made vane extruder (VE), which generates global dynamic elongational flow, and a traditional twin-screw extruder (TSE), which generates shear flow. The mechanical properties, phase morphology, thermal behavior, and spherulite size of the...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> PRODUCTION
JFLEX Technology Production Results

Hennecke JFLEX foaming technology was presented at the 2013 Fall PFA meeting. Since this meeting, the first production JFLEX plant has been installed and is operational. The results of the foam production and status of the plant will be presented in this paper. Observations and data demonstrate that resulting foam production have been very good....

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Friday June 06th, 2014

 
 

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